Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Harvest Time


Harvest Time, oil, 11 x 14
Elizabeth W. Seaver

We've had such lovely, cool, dry weather since our weather bouquet of last week.  This morning, the temperature reminds me that fall is on its way.  The growing season of spring and summer is my favorite of the year, and I always get a bit melancholy when I can feel it ending. 

The upcoming days of raking leaves and donning sweaters does put me in mind of my childhood pet dog who loved the cooler weather and would bark and run around in circles in the yard, jumping blissfully into raked piles of leaves.  I would do well to remember her, and even if I can't emulate her exuberance entirely, endeavor to run around in circles and jump in the leaves in my heart.

10 comments:

Kristin Dudish said...

Your textures are always so beautiful - I love the vibrant colors too :)

I also feel a bit blue about summer ending... I love fall, but I can't stand winter! (I guess it's the price I have to pay to have 4 distinct seasons)

xo
Kristin

p.s. I think "Dahling, You Look Radishing" is a fabulous title! (And the painting is wonderful!)

Anna said...

Layla does that too. But she throws her stick/ball into the pile...waits for us to dig it out...but we always make her get it and in she pounces. Goofy dogs. And YES I love that early hint of fall in the end of summer breezes.....

Yummy carrets. :)

Jasy kasiM said...

beautiful painting!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Just love this series. I thought I commented on last weeks but I loved it also. So great!! And what a lovely memory you shared with us:)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

I get a little hungry everytime you post one of your wonderful garden paintings. Love the design elements in this.

Country Mouse Studio said...

I agree fall is coming. I love your carrots

Jeanette said...

I love how the carrots just glow with colour in this piece.

Your series of root veggies is stunning.

Serri Miller said...

Your paintings make me happily resolve to practice more brushwork - I love the change-ups in your greens!

Janie Husband said...

love your veggie paintings....takes me back to my childhood with my grandmother...and that was a long time ago..... ;-)

Ana said...

they look so beautiful they are making me hungry :)